The 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique will be held Jan. 27 - 30, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Exhibit booth space assignments will soon be underway with more booth opportunities than ever before. Organizations are invited to showcase their latest technology, equipment, design, products and services to the global explosives marketplace. To reserve exhibit space, contact ISEE or register online starting Aug. 2, 2018.

As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers from all over the world are expected to gather for this conference to gain new insights and ideas and form new business alliances. Participation is expected to be strong as the largest conference of its kind in the explosives industry returns to the Music City.

This annual event is an international forum designed for the hands-on explosives user. As in past years, the 2019 program will include exhibits, technical sessions, panel discussions and educational workshops. The informative Blasters Training Seminar and the Blasters R Us Video Roundup are a few highlights of the popular Blasters Weekend package, which begins on Saturday, Jan. 26.

In addition, educational programs, books, DVDs and ISEE apparel will be sold at the ISEE bookstore, including the 18th Edition ISEE Blasters’ Handbook (print and digital) and the 45th Annual Conference Proceedings.

About ISEE
Created in 1974, ISEE is a professional association that promotes the safety, security and controlled use of explosives. The society has more than 4,000 members and 45 chapters from around the world.

Do you have a knack for photography and some great shots of a recent job you’d like to share? Submit them to our 26th annual photo contest for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the ISEE Bookstore.

The winner will be announced during our 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Jan. 27–30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.

There are categories for blasters and drillers at work, construction blasting, quarrying and mining, demolition blasting, specialty blasting and student entries. All submissions will be judged on composition, content and quality.

The deadline to enter has been extended to Monday, Jan. 7. So what are you waiting for? Download an entry form today.

Photo Contest Form (PDF)

The deadline to submit an abstract of your recent research or work is Wednesday, May 30. This is your chance to share your techniques, strategies and research with your peers and industry leaders at the world’s largest conference on explosives engineering.

Upload your 200 to 400 word abstract online. If your abstract is selected, you will have the opportunity to present your findings at the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique in Nashville, Tenn.

The Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the largest gathering of its kind involving field blasters, manufacturers of explosives related products, educators and researchers. The conference provides a forum for the discussion of practical and technical information as well as presentation of the latest discoveries in the commercial explosives industry worldwide. ISEE members and non-members are invited to submit ideas for papers to be presented at the conference.

Presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and at onemine.org, which is home to more than 124,000 articles, technical papers, books in the explosives, mining, minerals and tunneling industries from ISEE, SME, NIOSH, AusIMM, CIM, SAIMM, TMS, IMPC, DFI and IIMP.

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